Category Archives: eyfs blog

Welcome to Tiverton’s shop

 

This morning Mrs McCulloch is selling some tasty treats in her shop… What will Reception buy?

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Published Date: 8th April 2019
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

UNICEF – Rights Respecting School Workshop

 

More Reception pictures from the Rights Respecting school workshop…               Bb

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Published Date: 5th April 2019
Category: eyfs blog, Reception, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group


 

Understanding split digraphs

 

Today we learned our first split digraph sound, ‘a_e’ as it will be appearing in our new Optima words. We enjoyed becoming the sounds… We will see how many words we can spot with this new sound.

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Published Date: 5th April 2019
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Easter Concert

 

Getting ready to perform…

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Published Date: 5th April 2019
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

RRSA workshop

 

Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 had a brilliant morning learning more about our rights during our workshop today. We made shelters, talked about how we stay clean and healthy, discussed our different rights with each other, sorted our wants and needs. Thanks very much to our Rights Respecting School Ambassadors for helping and […]

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Published Date: 2nd April 2019
Category: Early years, eyfs blog, KS1 blog, Nursery, Reception, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 1, Year 2


 

Teamwork makes the dream work!

 

We had such a lovely PE lesson with Miss Meah, Miss Hale and Nursery. It was our turn to be the coaches this time!

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Published Date: 11th March 2019
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, Nursery, sports blog, Year 1


 

Reception Celebrates World Book Day

 

This week we celebrated World Book day. We brought our favourite books to school and dressed up as our favourite characters. Mrs McKenzie dressed up as the Puzzled Penguin and Mrs Perks became the Hungry Caterpillar! During the day Year 4 visited us to share a story. We really enjoyed this and we hope they […]

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Published Date: 8th March 2019
Category: Early years, eyfs blog, Reception


 

Celebrating World Book Day 2019

 

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Published Date: 8th March 2019
Category: Early years, eyfs blog, Nursery
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Celebrating Chinese New Year

 

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Published Date: 6th March 2019
Category: Early years, eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Ramp building and Rocket Balloons

 

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Published Date: 6th March 2019
Category: Early years, eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Pancake day

 

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Published Date: 6th March 2019
Category: Early years, eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Reception makes cakes

 

One of us had the brilliant idea of making cakes…and so we did! We talked about the ingredients and worked in groups to make delicious fairy cakes. We look forward to the next great idea.                      

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Published Date: 8th February 2019
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Kagan in Reception

 

Today we used the Kagan structure, Continuous Round Table, to continue our work on the class text, The Puzzled Penguin, Today we were describing the story setting, Antarctica. Working in groups of four we took turns to listen and describe it. Mrs McKenzie was very proud of our work.    

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Published Date: 6th February 2019
Category: eyfs blog, Reception
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Reception Celebrates Chinese New Year – The Year of the Pig

 

Today we are celebrating Chinese Year New… Kung Hei Fat Choy!           

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Published Date: 5th February 2019
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Christmas Dinner for Reception

 

Today Reception enjoyed their special Christmas dinner. The canteen was beautifully decorated and we enjoyed pulling crackers and listening to festive music…  

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Published Date: 14th December 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Wonderland Trip

 

Nursery had a fantastic day at Telford Wonderland for our Nursery trip this week. It was very exciting to see Santa, his reindeer were there too! We met Mrs Claus and passed on a message from Santa, and had lots of fun on the rides.

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Published Date: 13th December 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Rainbow Fish 🐟

 

This afternoon Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are enjoying a performance of the Rainbow Fish. We loved the singing and dancing!

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Published Date: 11th December 2018
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, KS1 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2


 

Reception class is getting ready for Christmas

 

We are getting ready for Christmas! We have been learning about the Christmas story, Advent and how people get ready for Christmas. We saw our Christmas hoop hanging in the school hall and we decorated our Christmas tree. Later in the week we finished off our star head costumes for the nativity production and practised the […]

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Published Date: 7th December 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Getting ready for Christmas

 

Nursery have been busy getting ready for Christmas today. We all helped to decorate the Christmas tree with lights, tinsel and baubles. We then had lots of fun making our own decorations. We listened carefully and followed instructions to make paper chains! They look great! Some of us even had a go at doing an […]

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Published Date: 5th December 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Diwali Party

 

Today we had our Diwali Party. Some of us dressed in our finest party clothes and we all danced, played games and enjoyed some delicious party food. Happy Diwali!             

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Published Date: 14th November 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Diwali

 

Nursery had a lovely time celebrating Diwali. We wore colourful clothes, coloured rangoli patterns, made diva lamp pictures, ate party food and also enjoyed dancing to special music.

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Published Date: 14th November 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Remembrance Day

 

Nursery made beautiful poppy pictures for remembrance day. They used potatoes to print the petals and scrunched up tissue paper for the middle. We talked about why we were making them and what remembrance day is all about.

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Published Date: 14th November 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery


 

A busy Week in Reception…

 

After a restful half term, Reception got off to a very busy first week. On Monday we went back to Forest School. The weather is colder and wetter so we really need to keep warm and dry. On Tuesday we went on our first school trip. We visited the Children’s play village and we had […]

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Published Date: 9th November 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Reception Celebrates Black History

 

Today Reception, Nursery and KS1 celebrated Black History with music and dance. Wearing our vibrant head wear we enjoyed singing and watching others perform… So much fun! Enjoy some of the pictures from the event.       

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Published Date: 8th November 2018
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, Reception


 

Our Trip to the Children’s Play Village

 

Today we went to the Children’s Play Village in Warwickshire. It was our first school trip and we were very excited. Along with Year One, we travelled there by coach. When we arrived we were amazed to see the many role play areas to explore and enjoy.  We had a wonderful time…           […]

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Published Date: 6th November 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Forest School

 

Nursery have enjoyed their first half term of forest school. Here is some information about forest school.- Tom and James are our forest school leaders. Tom makes the fire while we play games at the top of the field with James. We have to remember our fire rules – No running. Walk outside of the […]

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Published Date: 18th October 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Our Forest

 

This week Reception have been learning and writing about forests. Today they started to create their own forest picture using materials that they collected from the school field earlier this week. .   

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Published Date: 12th October 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

The Gingerbread Man

 

We have been reading the Gingerbread Man in Nursery for a couple of weeks now and learning about the story. We have done lots of activities linked to the Gingerbread Man and today we made our own Gingerbread men. Firstly we talked about good hygiene practices and the importance of washing our hands before we […]

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Published Date: 4th October 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery


 

UNICEF rights respecting school

 

Tiverton Academy is now on its way to become a UNICEF rights respecting school. The class votes have been cast and we now have our first ever steering group! There are 2 children from each class (year 1 to year 6) We all had to attend our first meeting together on Thursday – it was […]

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Published Date: 30th September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Handwriting

 

This afternoon we took advantage of the glorious weather and worked on our letter formation outside in the playground. We did very well and had lots of fun!              

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Published Date: 27th September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Sunflower

 

We were excited today to find a sunflower in our classroom. We all sat together and told Mrs McKenzie and Mrs Francis everything we already knew about sunflowers.       

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Published Date: 21st September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Reception learn how to stay safe on the stairs

 

This morning we walked up and down the stairs to learn how to stay safe. We shared our ideas of why we should hold onto the railings and why it is dangerous to run, jump or push.  

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Published Date: 21st September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, Reception


 

A Windy Day

 

Nursery went to the field today to listen to sounds of the wind in the trees. We watched how the trees and leaves moved. We also talked about how the leaves are starting to change colour and fall because it is autumn. We collected some leaves and large sticks on the field and took them […]

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Published Date: 20th September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Our first week in Reception

 

We have had a wonderful first week in Reception. We have spent this time exploring our new learning environment, making new friends and getting to know each other. We have been playing in our home corner, the construction area and enjoying new books in our cosy book corner. Having learnt how to use the art […]

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Published Date: 7th September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Reception goes to Forest School

 

This week we were very excited to go to Forest school for the first time. We met our facilitators, Tom and James who explained what Forest school was and some of the important rules to keep us safe. We enjoyed exploring our new learning environment and we look forward to our next session. Look at […]

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Published Date: 15th August 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Fun Day

 

Nursery have had a lovely day at our schools fun day. We bounced on the bouncy castles, danced in the disco, and ate ice cream! What a fun day!

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Published Date: 18th July 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Pool party!

 

Nursery have had a really fun day having a pool party! Mrs Hyde asked us what things we would like at our pool party, we told her we wanted strawberries, sugar snap peas, ice lollies, doughnuts, balls to play with, and bubbles. Mrs Hyde was really kind and went and brought them all for us. […]

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Published Date: 28th June 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Summer days and Summer stories

 

Reception had a lovely afternoon with year 6. They read stories to us and we read some to them. Thanks year 6! #oldestandyoungest #lovereading

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Published Date: 21st May 2018
Category: eyfs blog, KS2 blog, Reception, Year 6


 

Forest school

 

Nursery have been doing lots of fun things in forest school this half term. We have made bug hotels! We found lots of insects under logs, crates, braches etc, and needed to make them a safe home. We did this by collecting lots of leaves, twigs, and pine cones, and then used them to make […]

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Published Date: 3rd May 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Nursery Fun In The Sun

 

Nursery made the most of the beautiful weather and spent most of the day outside on Thursday and Friday. We had water play, bubbles, bikes, the large sand pit and lots more activities. It was so much fun!

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Published Date: 25th April 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery